- Need for innovation and leadership, at all levels, due to shifts in scholarship, research, creative expression and learning: “Experimentation must be encouraged and supported by policy”
- Increasing expectation that services and content will be delivered to mobile and personal devices
- Collaborative learning means having to develop new forms of interaction and assessment
- Need for instruction in how to create meaningful content with Web 2.0 tools, as well as instruction in visual, information and technological literacy. In particular, this asks us how are we going to develop curricula and assessments that apply to competencies in communication in blogs, digital videos, wikis, photo essays and the like?
These challenges are very similar to those identified in the 2007 Horizon Report, so it’s clear that we’re seeing a significant pattern emerge in terms of what’s needed in higher ed in the near future. Let’s hope we’re up to being creative and sensible in our responses to these issues as we meet them.